Gemma Ward may have shocked the fashion world when she quietly returned to her native Australia and announced her pregnancy last year but it seems the industry has welcomed her back with open arms. It was the talk of the town during Milan Fashion Week when she took to the catwalk once again for Prada but the supermodel had actually already done a days work beforehand for Aussie brand Country Road.
Starring in a short film, Ward introduces her baby daughter Naia as she plays a woman returning to Australia for the summer with her family. The sweet footage shows Ward cradling her daughter as she looks out to sea and reclining on a hammock. “Returning to modelling has been incredible,” she said. “Moving really, as I felt this film encompassed my own journey in a beautiful way. To be back in Australia as a mother, celebrating summer with Country Road and re-united with my homeland and family. It is pure enjoyment reliving memories of the past and looking out to the future with my daughter Naia sharing in that world.” Gemma told Vogue.com
Welcome back Gemma, it’s like you’ve never been away.